GEICO plans to hire more than 100 new employees for growing Iowa office

CORALVILLE, Iowa, April 2, 2013 – GEICO's Coralville office located at 2213 2nd Street, will host a "Careers Open House" on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The company has announced plans to hire more than 100 new associates by July of this year. The new associates will fill an array of positions in sales and customer service, due to the company's steady growth. Qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply online at GEICO careers prior to the Open House.

"Coralville has provided us with a large pool of talented associates," said Lona Montgomery, GEICO's Coralville director. "As GEICO continues to grow, we are looking for the best and brightest professionals who are willing to invest in their careers as well as the growth of the company and the surrounding community."

GEICO's Coralville office opened for business in 1997 with plans to employ approximately 200 associates. But as GEICO's policyholder base grew, that number doubled to almost 400 associates.

"GEICO and the Coralville-Iowa City community have an outstanding partnership," said Montgomery. "We are pleased to be able to provide stable career opportunities and play an integral part in building our local economy."

College seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply for GEICO's Supervisor Leadership Program, an entry-level, fast-track management training program that develops future business and team leaders. Candidates for this selective program are required to have a bachelor's degree in business, or significant business coursework, demonstrated leadership skills, as well as an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, paid training, a comprehensive benefits package, a promote from within culture, continuing education, and a friendly, supportive workplace.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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